Title: Sid Meier's Civilization II Gold
OS: Mac OS 7.1 up to OS 9.2
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars
The misquote in the title is from Emperor Titus in 79 A.D. and is apt for a review of any of the Civilization Games.
There were so many changes from Civ I to Civ II and the Gold version expanded on those, this version is like a brand new game. This particular version is my favorite despite being "made of glitch". I have delayed reviewing this game due to the incredible breadth of content and play options.
This is an exploration strategy game, if not THE strategy game of the late 90s and early 2000s. You pick a civilization headed by an avatar representing that culture/civilization. From there you select a map type, either pre-made like the one below or a randomly generated world. Next comes scenario modifiers, where you can race for Alpha Centauri or have a slugfest to dominate our Earth (or approximation of Earth).